John Mark Comer (author and founding pastor of Bridgetown Church) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss the three enemies of the soul, cultural trends he’s seeing in the next generation and the difficult expectations pastors face when leading through the pandemic.
Bestselling author and speaker, Rebekah Lyons, sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about setting healthy rhythms amidst the pandemic. Together, they discuss how embodied practices (such as sleep and physical exercise) can help leaders address mental health challenges and pursue a more holistic state of well-being.
Rob Peabody (CEO of VOMO) and Derek Sanford (Lead Pastor of Grace Church in McKean, PA) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about activating volunteers digitally and in-person. In particular, they unpack how volunteer ministry can draw in younger generations and help churches discover their unique method for reaching their neighborhood.
Bill Willits and Libby Hempen join Carey Nieuwhof to share about their experience leading small groups in a hybrid church context at North Point Ministries. Together, they discuss how to lead conversations amidst political tensions, generational trends in attendance through the pandemic and how shortened attention spans have shaped their curriculum choices.
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Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) returns to talk with Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman about the possibilities of online evangelism, creating a culture of prayer and a new approach to discipleship. Part 2 of 2.
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Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) joins Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman to share his personal journey towards reimagining fatherhood, the challenges for pastors raising boys and how he is redefining biblical manhood. Part 1 of 2.
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Dr. Kara Powell (Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute) and David Kinnaman discuss the importance of addressing insecurities as a leader, the challenges of social media for Gen Z and why church ministries need to stop giving answers to questions teens aren’t asking.
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Mark Matlock (founder of WisdomWorks and co-author of Faith for Exiles) and David Kinnaman sit down to discuss how the cultural landscape has changed since Faith for Exiles released two years ago. Together, they explore how the pandemic accelerated a narrative of hope, what’s changed in resilient discipleship since 2019 and the current state of youth ministry.
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Watch Mark & David discuss more in their 5-part Video Series, Five Essential Conversations About Ministry to the Next Generation. Available today at barna.com/nextgen (extended cuts available for Barna Access Plus subscribers).
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Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell sit down with Pastor Raymond Chang (President and Co-founder of the Asian American Christian Collaborative) to discuss the history of Asian American racism and it’s impact on the current experience of Asian Americans across the country. Ray also gives practical advice on what church leaders can do to bring about healing and transformation when it comes to issues of racism and justice within the Church.
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Carey and David are joined by Glenn Packiam (Lead Pastor, New Life Church Downtown, Colorado Springs, CO) and Andrew Hebert (Lead Pastor, Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX) to talk about pastoral health, returning to in-person gatherings, and the challenges and opportunities of hybrid church ministry.
Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor at Transformation Church in Charlotte, SC and author of the new book Building a Multiethnic Church, joins Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell to talk about the ongoing challenges of leading multiethnic churches and the need for pastors to go through their own journeys of transformation as they lead their congregations towards true diversity and real change.
Carey Nieuwhof and Barna SVP of Research Brooke Hempell sit down with Bryan Loritts (author, speaker and teaching pastor at Summit Church) to talk about the experience of black people in America and how church leaders can disciple their people toward racial reconciliation and unity.
David Kinnaman sits down with Jennie Allen, president and founder of IF Gathering and author of ‘Get Out Of Your Head’, to discuss digital discipleship, the relationship between suffering and spiritual formation, and the challenges facing ministry to women, Gen Z and parents. Introduction by Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin.
Jeanne Stevens, co-lead pastor of Soul City Church in Chicago, joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the importance of vision during times of crisis, overcoming personal hardships while leading and how to establish healthy relational boundaries in life and ministry.
Sam Collier, lead pastor of Hillsong Atlanta, joins Carey and Savannah to talk more about what it’s been like planting a church during a pandemic as well as the importance of healthy boundaries and the ongoing process of racial reconciliation and healing. Part 2 of 2.
Carey and Savannah are joined by Vivian Mabuni (author, speaker and podcaster) to discuss the pandemic’s impact on women, women leaders and women ministries. Vivian offers great advice to church leaders on how they can engage and disciple the next generation of female leaders and congregants more effectively.
Carey Nieuwhof is joined by special guest co-host Mark Sayers for episodes 34 of ChurchPulse Weekly Live. In this week’s episode, Carey and Mark will discuss some of the 2020 meta trends that have impacted the Church and how those trends can positively impact the growth of churches moving into the future.
Carey Nieuwhof hosts this episode of ChurchPulse Weekly and recaps some of the big themes from the first seven months of the podcast. Carey gives commentary as he shares clips from interviews with Mark Batterson, Dave Ferguson, Leslie Mack, Nona Jones, Haley Veturis, Andy Stanley, Albert Tate, Derwin Gray, Darren Scheske, Levi and Jennie Lusko, Pete Scazzero, Henry Cloud, Jon Tyson, Andy Crouch, and Mark Sayers.
Aaron McRae (lead pastor) and Brian Wurzell (executive worship/creative pastor) of Hillside Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA join Carey and David to discuss preaching and leading worship online, hybrid church realities and preparing for digital Christmas experiences. For research and resources on digital discipleship, online engagement, and hybrid church, subscribe to Barna Access Plus today. Go to barna.com/digitalchurch to find out more.
Alejandro Reyes (CEO of Digital Napkin and Executive Pastor at New Vintage Church) and Haley Veturis (Director of Digital Engagement at Bayside Church) join Carey and David to discuss online engagement, hybrid church, and how to rethink ministry in the digital realm. For research and resources on digital church, online engagement, and hybrid church, subscribe to Barna Access Plus today. Go to barna.com/digitalchurch to find out more.
Carey and David dive into the unique challenges of church multiplication in a pandemic with Dave Ferguson (Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church in the greater Chicago area and president of Exponential) and Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson (two church planters at CityLight Bennington in Omaha, NE).
Andy Stanley, senior pastor of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, joins Carey Neiuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss Northpoint’s decision to reopen weekend services in 2021, the emotional impact of the pandemic on leaders and the long-term positive impact the Covid disruption can have on the Church.
Watch the episode from August 10, 2020. Carey, David and special guest Kara Powell (Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute) discuss back-to-school disruptions caused by the Covid surge, how parents, youth/kids pastors and educators have been impacted, and practical ideas to disciple the next generation in deeper ways in the midst of uncertainty.
Watch the episode from August 3, 2020. Jon Tyson, pastor of Church of the City in NYC, joins Carey and David as they discuss preaching in a time of disruption, the challenges of spiritual formation in the digital realm and innovative ways Jon’s church has made the best of the challenges of COVID.
Watch the episode from July 13, 2020. Carey and David dive into the latest pastor poll data with Derwin Gray (Transformation Church in Charlotte, NC) and Darryn Scheske (Heartland Church in Indianapolis, IN) and discuss the challenge of reopening church in the midst of the summer Covid spike and ongoing racial tensions.
Watch the episode from June 15, 2020. Carey and David were joined by Levi and Jennie Lusko to talk about how the pandemic has impacted their marriage and ministry, how they’re addressing racial reconciliation at church and in their home, and what they’re doing to make new church members feel welcome in a world where people are digitally participating in churches they don’t live close to.
Watch the episode from June 8, 2020. Frank Bealer (CEO of Phase Family Centers, Chief of Staff at Mountain Lake Church and Executive Director of Leadership at Orange / The Rethink Group) and Jessica Bealer (Author, Speaker & Director of Family Ministry Services at Generis) join Carey Neiuwhof and David Kinnaman as they discuss the impact of the pandemic on kids and youth ministry.
Dr. Henry Cloud and church leader Holly Wagner (Oasis LA) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss the latest ChurchPulse Weekly trends and how the Church can rise to meet the mental, emotional and relational challenges their people are facing.
This week’s guests, Bianca Juarez Olthoff (author and Co-Lead Pastor at The Father’s House in Orange County, CA) and Jud Wilhite (author and Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV) cover how church leaders can proactively minister to their communities in the midst of social distancing. You’ll also hear how pastors can prepare to preach a digital Easter message.
Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion and Life Church along with Nona Jones from Facebook, join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman for an in-depth, unscripted and inspiring live webcast and podcast for those who lead. Waving data and faith into one story.
On the first weekend of non-physical gatherings since the COVID-19 pandemic, see the first findings of the ChurchPulse Weekly assessment from over 500 US church leaders. Learn how you how you can get your church involved in the ChurchPulse Weekly for FREE.